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Opus One Wine Dinner


Dover Hall and Opus One have created a spectacular 6-course wine dinner that will be hosted by Opus One at Dover Hall.  Chef Lee Hendrickson and our Sommelier, Chad Hornik have hand-crafted each course to pair perfectly with their wine selections.  You won't want to miss this once in a lifetime wine dinner event!  Reserve your seats today.

The genesis of Opus One wine can be traced to 1970 at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii where Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild met for the very first time and began their collaboration to merge old world and new world wine styles into one grand opus. The joint venture between Mondavi and Baron Rothschild was announced in 1980, though plans for the winery had been developing between the two men since the early 1970s. In 1980, Mondavi sold 35 acres from his To Kalon Vineyard in the Oakville AVA to the joint venture that would serve as the backbone for the blend. The first vintage from this block was released in 1985 and soon the estate built the large limestone winery in Oakville that has become an icon of the Napa Valley. In the 1990s, Opus One became the California cult wine to be widely sold in Asia and Europe. The first vintage, 1979 was released in 1984 at the same time as the 1980 vintage. For a while it was the most expensive California wine costing $50 a bottle and to date still ranks among the most expensive red wines produced in the Napa Valley region.

FUN FACT: The wine was called Napamedoc until 1982 when it was named Opus One.

The Dinner will feature the following 6 wines:

  • Robert Mondavi, Fume Blanc, Oakville, 2014
  • Opus One, Napa Valley, 2014
  • Opus One, Napa Valley, 2013
  • Opus One, Napa Valley, 2012
  • Opus One, Napa Valley, 2010
  • Opus One, Overture, Napa Valley, 2014

The wine effuses dark fruit aromas accentuated by subtler notes of forest-floor and graphite. The wine’s round mouthfeel and satiny tannins wrap around classic flavors of cassis, blackberry and black cherry. This refined and age-worthy wine offers lively acidity and a sturdy structure with a long lingering finish.


  • When: Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00pm-10:00pm

  • Where: 1500 Manakin Rd. Manakin-Sabot

  • What: 6-Course Opus One Wine Dinner (each course includes a 3 oz pour of preselected wines)

  • Cost: $350.00 per person (*****Limited discounted tickets are available when full tables of 8 are purchased in one transaction at a rate of $300 per person*****)

*** As with all Dover Hall wine dinner events, you will have the opportunity to purchase select Opus One wines to stock your wine cellar at home. Cheers!!!

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